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Novo Nordisk

DCS System Managers to support growth journey




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Are you motivated by joining an area with unparalleled growth, where our pilot factories continuously require dynamic measures, adaptations, digitalisation and automation to produce the future products of Novo Nordisk? Are you looking for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, where you can apply and enhance your skills within automation and DCS systems? And do you have a natural curiosity for system management, optimisations and opportunities?

Then we have an exciting and challenging position for you as DCS System Manager, where you get to play a pivotal role in the performance of our DCS systems. We are seeking several talented and experienced DCS System Managers to join our competent team of DCS System Managers and Automation Engineers in CMC API Pilots.

Come join us and Novo Nordisk – ranked as #1 “Best Place to Work” in 2023. Several positions are available. We encourage all EU-citizens to apply as relocation to Denmark will be an option for relevant candidates. We offer competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Comprehensive health and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for professional and individual development.

Join us for a life-changing career in a collaborative, engaging and inclusive work environment. For an introduction to our area - CMC API Pilots - please visit our career page


The Position

As our new DCS System Manager you will be part of a team of currently 17 highly competent System Managers, Automation- and Data Engineers working across different automation and data technologies. The team is responsible for our DCS systems and associated infrastructure, which supports the production of our Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Pilot factories in Bagsværd, Denmark.

You will play a key role in keeping our DCS systems operational and in compliance with Novo Nordisk requirements and thereby requirements from health authorities. To develop and deliver new products to our patients, it is essential for us to have stable and efficient automation systems, hence, you will be part of system upgrades as well as everyday operation and compliance tasks.

Furthermore, your responsibilities will be: 

  • System Management (e.g., Manage Users, Configuration, Changes, Risks, Supplier)
  • Troubleshooting on the system and infrastructure, incl. virtual environment and network 
  • IT Security management (e.g., implementing system hotfixes, patches, and anti-malware)
  • Continuity management (e.g., Monitoring of backups, Recovery) 
  • Life Cycle Management (e.g., system upgrades, hardware upgrades)

You will update system design documents (e.g., Functional Specification, Design Specification), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and guidelines for the system operational processes. Furthermore, you will work with Incident and Deviation Management and preparation of Change Requests. You will also perform annual User and Configuration Reviews as well as annual System Evaluations.



Regardless of your background, it is a prerequisite that you have a strong desire to achieve process knowledge and provide the best solutions in close cooperation with our stakeholders and our production.

As DCS System Manager you have an academic degree within BSc or MSc within Engineering, Computer Science, or another relevant field and need a proven track record in the following experiences/skills/abilities in the prioritized order:

To succeed in the role, you have:

  • Experience with DCS System and Infrastructure Management
  • Knowledge of server and IT infrastructure management e.g., patching, performance monitoring, network setup
  • Proficiency in English both verbally and written.

We work with the DeltaV/Sattline/800xA technologies; hence it will be an advantage if you have experience with one or more of these technologies. 

As our work is performed according to GMP, it is expected that you possess a systematic approach to your tasks, which you can plan and finalise. It is important that you ensure and initiate tasks even if they have not been assigned to you. Finally, we expect you to take responsibility for your own and the team's goals.

As person, you have a positive Can-Do attitude with a solution-oriented mindset and enjoys taking initiative and being proactive. You are a trusted and well-liked collaborator among our stakeholders due to your positive communication and collaboration abilities. You have a high energy level and the ability to spread enthusiasm and positive energy to those around you.

We need you to work full-time on-site in Bagsværd, Denmark, however some flexibility can be discussed and planned.


About the Department

As part of Novo Nordisk PSQIT organisation, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) Development & Scaling makes a real difference for patients with chronic diseases across the world. We develop, manufacture and distribute drug candidates for clinical trials and have a strong culture with a “can do” mind-set. 

The IT & Automation team is organised within CMC API Pilots, where we work with implementing large- and small-scale automation solutions, ensuring stable and efficient operation of our IT & automation systems, keeping the systems in compliance, and ensuring data availability in our 6 Pilot factories.  


About Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



If you have any question to the position, please feel free to contact Senior Manager Mads Jensen on phone +45 3079 4650. 



May 31st, 2024

Please note that we will review applications and call in for interviews continuously.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To facilitate an unbiased recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.



We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

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